Profit swell makes racing hot proper
Since April rumours have been circulating that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation media empire and Exor, an investment fund which ultimately owns a stake in Ferrari, would make a bid for Formula 1.
As Motor Sport went to press a bid still hadn't been made and experts have cited numerous hurdles that it would face. They include opposition from the teams, due to...
Todt defends engine choiceJean Todt is standing by the controversial 2013 F1 turbo rules, despite opposition from Bernie Ecclestone and most of the teams.
Ecclestone has said that the new four-cylinder engines won't sound impressive enough, while the teams are concerned about a cost escalation, and in Ferrari's case claim that the engine does not project the right image for F1.
Todt has stressed...
- How F1 has gone from one extreme to the other
- JYS on being global news and a fair deal for fans
- News Corp, CVC and further troubles in F1
Though not absolute, as ule of thumb it seems increasingly to me t at one's attitude to the new rules in Formula 1 — KERS, DRS, short-lived tyres et al — may have something to do with the generation of motor racing in which one grew up, and...
– Brundle says Sky coverage will be for the purists
– Senna’s Williams ride removes Barrichello from F1
– Toro Rosso recruits know to whom they must aspire
Although the 2011 Grand Prix season was dominated by Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull RB7, I think most would agree that, in terms of racing, it was substantially a better year than for a long time. Some of this, true, was...
REFLECTIONS 'ormu a 1 awats tne fa Letna Lang none tne out over BBC/Sy dea LS tracK feared by dhvers
here's more t n one way to skin a McLaren, and we saw that again in Hungary. A week earlier, at the Niirburgring, Lewis Hamilton was at his best and scored an emphatic victory, while Jenson Button had one of those unaccountable weekends when he was never a factor. At Budapest, though, the...
Teams and fans split over BBC/Sky deal
The BBC and Sky chose the Friday of the Hungarian Grand Prix to release the first details of their deal to jointly cover Formula 1 in the UK from 2012.
Negotiations had been kept so quiet that the news came as a surprise to the paddock, and even team bosses first learned about it from the media as they arrived at the track. It was a clumsy piece of PR...
No to News Corp
What a disaster it will be if Rupert Murdoch gets his hands on Formula 1. I have not spectated at a Grand Prix for some time now, as I cannot justify the high entry charges. If it is only available to watch on Sky, I for one will never see it again, as I 'believe in better' than Sky's inflated pricing structure. The only beneficiary of this change would be the Murdoch family...
– Button feel-good factor lost in diffuser row
– Why Lewis should share in McLaren’s shame
– A childhood trip to Aintree and glory for Behra
What a pity it is, in these early races of this World Championship season, that controversies elsewhere have rather shaded the achievements of Jenson Button.
In his rage over the diffuser dispute Flavio Briatore may have denigrated Button – and...
Travelling along Albert Drive past the Woking Business Park, it is doubtful whether the average driver would appreciate that the building bearing the dayglo TAG McLaren logo behind the securely-guarded perimeter fence is the hub of one of the most successful Grand Prix teams in history — the team which re-wrote the record book in 1988 by winning 15 of the 16 Grands Prix, 15...
Two starkly contrasting views of Nigel Mansell this month. In this issue, which you might have noticed features a few pages on Williams, Patrick Head tells us that the 1992 World Champion was certainly “high-maintenance”, but then goes on to say he was “bloody quick, bloody quick all the time… Nigel was given the Graham Hill mantle of the gritty grafter who didn’t have the skill and artistry of...